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Monday, September 28th, 2020 9:36 PM


Wireless Battery Powered Video Doorbell

You website does not give enough specifics on the products.  I ordered the doorbell system and when I was ready to install it I found out that it requires electricity to operate.  I don't have electricity at my front door.  I have been using a battery powered chime.



Don Boozer

1.3K Messages

3 years ago

My guess is that would be very hard, if not impossible, to have something with a semblance of convenience.

A battery that could support any meaningful run time for video, night time IR illumination, voice/communication, and the necessary Wi-Fi  connection would all but certainly be larger than what could fit in a doorbell button housing.

If you don't want the camera and voice/talkback stuff that's a different thing and more possible... whether in the SS plan is a different matter.

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3 years ago

Ring says hi! ....

That being said, I'd much rather have SS use some tech knowledge and create a batt only doorbell (once again ring says hi) because my Rings upload times are not great, compared to SS and I miss my SS doorbell we had on the old house. SS just wants to stick their head in the sand...

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2 years ago

My doorbell wire has a short and can't be used. The electrician quoted $600 to install a new doorbell wire. I will return the video doorbell. You should supply a wireless doorbell.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Wireless Video Doorbell

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I went to install my SimpliSafe doorbell camera only to find out that my current doorbell is wireless and there aren't any wires to connect to the new doorbell camera. Is there any way to still install and use this product? Or am I out of luck? Any help or advice is appreciated!
Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Wireless doorbell camera?

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If you are handy, you can install a mechanical doorbell.  Or if you have an outdoor plug close by, you could power it from a wall transformer (if it is waterproof or under a porch, etc.)

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I have this same issue. Unfortunately this completely changed my experience with Simplisafe as I have to now return and get a new doorbell and outdoor camera so I can have monitoring within the same company as appose to having two different companies. I wish I could return everything and move on to a different company.

Community Admin


4.6K Messages

Hi ashcourtt,


So sorry about your experience! But yes, the Outdoor Camera is fully wireless and battery-powered, so it might fit your needs better.

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2 years ago

Agree with the comments.  I appreciate the SS design, functionality, and simplicity.  The lack of a battery powered doorbell is a big disatisfier.

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2 years ago

Battery powered doorbells are convenient, to be sure.  Especially if all one wants is visitor notifications.

But what are their security implications?  Can they be disabled by removing the battery?  How quickly do they respond to their triggers?  How quickly can they upload video to the monitoring site?  Can a battery-operated device integrate into a home security system without requiring a too frequent recharge or battery replacement?  When the doorbell is down, does that compromise the overall security?

I'm not against a battery-operated device, but I would want to make sure that SimpliSafe did some 'due diligence' as regards its effect on overall security operations.

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1 year ago

SS - any update or comment on a Battery only doorbell?  Not all homes have electrical doorbell outlets and costly to install. Any insight appreciated?

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5 months ago

Seems like this could be fixed with an optional battery pack mount and a software patch that allows it to chime through the base station and your phone. Doesn't seem like such a hard fix. 

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2 months ago

All of your competitors have it, why not SS?

 It may be time to say hello Ring, goodbye SS…

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Battery operated Video Doorbell

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1 month ago

All this talk about the feasibility of such a product as a wireless, battery-powered camera doorbell is moot. I am currently using a Google Nest wireless doorbell at my garage entry only because there is no SS equivilent. I've replaced all my Nest gear with SS and as soon as SS releases a wireless, battery powered video Doorbell I will be the first to purchase. And battery life isn't an issue either. I only have to remove and charge my Nest wireless doorbell on average between 1-2 months. It's doable. Make it happen, SS! 

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12 days ago

I’m stuck using a Ring battery doorbell when the rest of my home is SimpliSafe.

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